I read on Kate’s bog about her crochet meditation, and while I like crochet, there’s something else that I can do which gives me a similar buzz, a feeling of relaxation, of meditation……
Outside the skies were grey, making one think it was chilly, but in fact we’re experiencing an Indian Summer; the temperatures have been very mild (20 – 23 degrees C) and the overnight temps mild too. Of course, I’ve put the Winter blankets on the bed!!
It’s been lovely hand quilting; plying the needle rhythmically, up and down, up and down the fabric,
hearing the gentle “voosh” as the thread is pulled through the layers to form the stitch, and seeing those stitches multiply with each needle load. As a corner is completed, I run my hand over the indentations created; I made these tactile stitches, with needle, thread and thimble, slowly changing the flat landscape of fabric pieces into undulations of patterns. So very satisfying!
And a big thank you to Miss Helen, who introduced me to this Clover brand Threaded Needle Case
It takes but a couple of minutes to thread and wind needle and thread into this case, then as each thread is finished, simply reach for another needle……. I had no idea how quickly each thread was used up in the quilting; it seems like no time before I’m threading the ten needles again!
Hope you’ve all enjoyed a lovey weekend.